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NEW YORK STATE POLICE ¯ KENNEDY — Austin Muntz, 22, of Kennedy was charged Friday with second-degree criminal contempt. New York state troopers and Chautauqua County Sheriff Deputies responded to Route 62 and Hartson Road in Kennedy for a report of a woman being chased through a field. ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ ELLERY — Jason C. Brunecz, 25, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with a blood-alcohol content of .18 percent or greater and speed in zone. Around 2:25 a.m. on Monday deputies observed a vehicle speeding on Route ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ ELLICOTT – Alexander T. Mead, 23, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or greater and failure to dim headlights. On Saturday around 2:47 a.m., officers pulled a vehicle over on Peck ...

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Brittany Whitehill, 24, of Jamestown was charged with petit larceny. Whitehill was taken into custody at 1 p.m. Monday after she allegedly fraudulently returned a TV to Walmart. She was later released to another agency where she had outstand warrants. ...

Warren Man Found Guilty Of Indecent Assault Against Girl

WARREN, Pa. — A Warren, Pa., man has been found guilty at jury trial of indecent assault against a 12-year-old girl. He also faces pending charges for allegedly attempting to burn down the home where the victim resided while she and six others were inside. Jackson Kent Knappenberger, 25, E. ...

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Edwin F. Rosario, 30, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Around 12:39 a.m. on April 15 officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of West Third and North Main Streets. Upon investigation officers identified the operator of ...

City Man Sentenced For Possession Of Firearms

A Jamestown man was sentenced to more than five years in prison following a conviction on firearms possession. The announcement for 39-year-old Douglas Wood was made Tuesday by U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. The 63-month sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm was made by ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ ELLERY — Leah M. Cooper, 36, of Bemus Point was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration and failure to keep right. Deputies stopped a vehicle on Dutch Hollow Road ...

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ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Larry Cassey III, 28, of Fredonia was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail until he could be arraigned through the Centralized Arraignment Program. Cassey Ellicott Police responded to a report of a suspicious person on Route 60 in Ellicott and found Cassey III, ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ RIPLEY — Summer C. Howser, 24, of Ripley was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Deputies took a larceny complaint in the town of Ripley on ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ RIPLEY — Summer C. Howser, 24, of Ripley was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Deputies took a larceny complaint in the town of Ripley on ...

Man Killed After Car Strikes Tree In Cattaraugus County

DAYTON — A 22-year-old male was killed when his car struck a tree Saturday morning, According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, the unidentified male was eastbound on East Leon Road in a 2015 Chevy Cruz when he lost control on a curve and left the road. The vehicle then struck ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ ASHVILLE – Shawn M. Battle, 27, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. In early April, an order of protection was issued out of Harmony Town Court for Battle to stay away from a victim and not to attempt communication. An ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ SHERIDAN — Ian T. Ward, 26, of Silver Creek was charged with petit larceny. Deputies responded to an establishment Tuesday at 5 p.m. on South Roberts Road in the town of Sheridan for a reported larceny. An investigation found that Ward allegedly ...

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PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE ¯ WARREN, Pa. – Johnny Crowley, 47, of Warren, Pa., was charged with driving under the influence and other various traffic violations. On April 8 at 10:17 p.m., a Pennsylvania State Police trooper observed a driver in a car commit an alleged traffic infraction on ...

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NEW YORK STATE POLICE ¯ LITTLE VALLEY — Paige Reynolds, 25, of Salamanca was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Reynolds was stopped Friday on Route 242 in Little Valley for a traffic violation, and during an investigation found that her license was ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ Michelle Weltikol, 38, of Jamestown was charged with two counts of welfare fraud, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, misuse of food stamps and fourth-degree grand larceny. Weltikol was taken into custody Wednesday after it was alleged ...

Woman Pulled From Burning Car Is Charged With DWI

HANOVER — A woman pulled from a burning vehicle after crashing late Monday is facing drunken driving charges. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were summoned to the rollover crash at 8:09 p.m. on Dennison Road in Hanover. Upon arrival, deputies learned the driver — identified as ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ HARMONY — David H. Vanguilder, 43, of Jamestown was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawful possession of marijuana, and having none or in inadequate lights. Around 9:42 p.m. Sunday ...

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ BEMUS POINT — Timothy S. Smith, 38, of Bemus Point was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Smith allegedly struck an individual and damaged property on Friday at 6:14 a.m. Smith was taken into custody and ...